Found February 13, 2013 on Red's Army:
This baby loves the slop, eats it up. Eats the slop, born to slop… How the hell do you capture the true essence of tonight’s victory? The Celtics stunk less? Screw that, I’m going to channel my inner grit-and-balls and put a positive spin on this mess. The Celtics scratched and clawed their way back from miserable 2nd and 3rd quarters to beat Chicago, 71-69. A 7 point 4th quarter deficit might not seem like much, but it’s quite daunting when you muster 8 measly points in the 3rd quarter. How about Doc Rivers’ post game quote about his team: “Tremendous heart. We choose to live. We have to have that mind-set. There’s no help coming. This is who we are.” The Green: Nearly everything in the 4th quarter, where the team shot 68% (11-16 FG). Kevin Garnett scored 8 of his 12 points, including a GIGANTIC 14-footer with 20 seconds remaining. Brandon Bass (14 points, 9 rebounds in 40 minutes) played his most aggressive game of the season. He wasn’t always pretty, but Bass stepped up big on a ...

Paul Pierce has been playing through a pinched nerve for two months

Possibly lost in all of the KG "retirement" hoopla last night, was the news that Celtics captain Paul Pierce has been playing through a pinched nerve in his neck for the past two months. The news was originally reported by C's President of Basketball Operations Danny Ainge during a 2nd quarter sit down with Mike & Tommy, a weird move considering Pierce himself hadn...

Doc Rivers says Celtics looking at China leagues for help

Here’s my loose transcription of Doc Rivers appearance this morning on WEEI.  On the timing of the All-Star break: We can go both ways with the break. We’re playing well now. But with the body count we have, I couldn’t have found a better time. You just kinda coach em… and they kinda play. You have to coach the guys that are playing. You have to get the guys that you expect...

A win is a win is a win is a win: Bulls 69 - 71 Celtics

Brandon Bass had his best game of the season. If you ever find yourself in a debate where you have to defend the argument that "you only need to watch the last few minutes of a basketball game," well, here's your perfect case. This was an horrendous game for 3.5 quarters. Seriously. It wasn't that both teams were great defensively, the defense was actually mediocre...

Underrated Stat of the Night - Bulls 2/13

Tonight, the Celtics won a fun game over the Bulls 71-69. Brandon Bass led the Celtics with 14 in what was perhaps his best game of the year. It was nice to see him finally start scoring. This is the way the Celtics work; when one guy goes down, someone else steps up. It looks like Bass may be filling Barbosa's void. Tonight's USOTN goes to the 3-point shooting of Jason...

Kevin Garnett hints at retirement

Boston Celtics center Kevin Garnett signed a three-year, $36 million contract extension this offseason.  But following the Celtics win over the Chicago Bulls on Thursday night, Garnett hinted that 

Pierce Admits He's Been Playing With Pinched Nerve In His Neck

Paul Pierce plans to rest during the All-Star break.

Rivers: Celtics Looking To Free Agency To Bolster Roster

Doc Rivers talked about the Celtics' need to bolster their lineup.

5 Things Celtics must do to win tonight - Bulls 2/13

Tonight, the Celtics will hope to enter All-Star Weekend on a high note when they host the Bulls. The Bulls currently sit at 30-21 and fourth place in the eastern conference. The Celtics currently sit at 27-24 and seventh in the conference. The Celtics are coming off possibly their worst loss of the season with a 94-91 loss Monday night to the Bobcats. This mixed with the season...

Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce Lead Celtics Into West Coast Adventure

Forget about the shroud of uncertainty surrounding the Boston Celtics thanks to trade rumors and injury concerns circulating this season. It seems as though the veteran ball club has done everything in their power to stave off the doubt and not only maintain their legitimacy in the Eastern Conference, but improve their NBA odds in the process. With a five-game West Coast swing on...

Rumor: Josh Smith’s primary destination is Boston

I don’t know much about Gery Woelfel, except that he’s a columnist/report for the Journal Times in Racine, Wisconsin. What does he mean by primary destination? That Smith wants to come to Boston? I don’t see how the Celtics can make a deal for Josh Smith. Atlanta isn’t taking back Brandon Bass and Courtney Lee. Would they take a Jeff Green combo? I just don’t see how it works.

Wave of Celtics Injuries Affecting Ticket Prices

As of late, the injury gods have not been kind to the Celtics. First Rajon Rondo is gone for the season with a torn ACL along with Jared Sullinger who has a bad back and needs surgery. Now, less than a month later it’s Leandro Barbosa, also with a torn ACL, and Paul Pierce with a pinched nerve. Luckily, these injuries have not seemed to heavily impact the success of the team so...

Post-Rondo Winning Streak Comes To An End As Celtics Run Out Of Gas In Charlotte

Bobcats 94, Celtics 91 Like an old cagey fighter, the Celtics (27-24) waited for an opportunity to deliver a sudden knockout punch against a younger, better rested, and hungrier team in Charlotte. Boston hung around after pouring everything they had into Sunday night’s triple overtime victory over the Nuggets. They kept the game manageable, rested Paul Pierce and K.G. for most...

RedsArmy presents: FanFriday #40 “CelticNation Mississippi”

Here’s a short profile of my man Ricas from Canton, Mississippi. After the all-star break, we’ll have another edition of “Celebrity Fan Friday“.. Ricas grew up in the 1980′s, so he is a big fan of the Bird, McHale & Parish era: I’ve been a Celtics fan since I was 11 years old. Growing-up, I remember watching Larry Bird and Magic battle for supremacy in the 80′s...

Your Morning Dump… Where this will be KG’s last All-Star dance

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big storyline. Because there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. Kevin Garnett said last night that his 14th All-Star Game appearance on Sunday in Houston will also be his last, though the Celtics forward stopped short of saying he was retiring at the end of the season. Garnett...

Boston Celtics beat Chicago Bulls by using same pick-and-roll set on consecutive possessions.

Defense ruled the day, but it was Boston's offense that sealed the game down the stretch.In last night’s nail-biter against Chicago, points were predictably at a premium between two very talented, very defense-oriented teams. So when the Celtics were able to produce field goals on three consecutive possessions late in the fourth quarter, giving themselves a lead they would...
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